Planning & Zoning

 The Planning & Zoning Division serves a unique role in the city.  Murphy is largely developed with limited vacant land available.  This creates a challenging setting in which the community must carefully plan for its economic future by working closely with property owners, developers and residents to enhance Murphy’s quality of life.
 The Division manages land use development by implementing the Comprehensive Plan, administering the regulations of the subdivision ordinance and zoning ordinance, as well as other plans, policies and procedures of the city. Staff provides support to City Council, the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustment to ensure quality development and redevelopment that is in compliance with community standards.

Electronic Submittal:

The City of Murphy is paperless in terms of submittals and resubmittals.  All required materials shall be submitted in electronic formats – Adobe PDF via email; via your Dropbox and send to; or on a CD/DVD or flash drive. 

2023 Submittal Schedule for Zoning Applications
Concept Plans, Site Plans, Elevation / Façade Plans, Landscape Plans

Application DeadlinePlanning & Zoning Commission ReviewCity Council Consideration
 October 31, 2022 December 19, 2022January 17, 2023
 November 28, 2022January 23, 2023February 21, 2023
 December 5, 2022February 27, 2023March 21, 2023
 January 3, 2023*March 27, 2023April 18, 2023
 February 6, 2023April 24, 2023May 16, 2023
 March 6, 2023May 22, 2023June 20, 2023
April 3, 2023June 26, 2023July 18, 2023
May 1, 2023July 24, 2023August 15, 2023
June 5, 2023August 28, 2023September 19, 2023
July 3, 2023September 25, 2023October 17, 2023
August 7, 2023October 23, 2023November 21, 2023
September 5, 2023*November 27, 2023December 5, 2023*
October 2, 2023December 18, 2023*January 16, 2024
November 6, 2023January 22, 2024February 20, 2024
December 4, 2023February 26, 2024March 19, 2024
January 2, 2024*March 25, 2024April 16, 2024
*Date modified due to a holiday  

  All Development applications are heard by both the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission and City Council except for most final plats which go directly before City Council. 
 Application submittal deadlines are at 3:00pm on the date listed. 

All meetings are held at Murphy City Hall, 206 N. Murphy Road, Murphy, Texas.  Meetings are subject to cancellation at the discretion of the P&Z Commission and City Council.

2023 Submittal Schedule for Platting Related Applications
Construction / Preliminary Plats, Final Plats (includes amending or replats)
Please contact us for exact dates for Plat applications.  We generally accept plats on the exact day that is four weeks prior to the respective meeting the plat is to be considered. *All Final Plats go directly to City Council, and should be submitted to the City on those days which are four weeks prior to the respective City Council Meeting (City Council meetings are on the first and third Tuesday of each month.)

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